I guess it was a pretty good episode, in the sense that I didn't come across anything that actually made me roll my eyes -- though admittedly, Dixon coincidentally deciding to meet Syd in the self-storage warehouse where she used to meet Vaughn came pretty close. The story had some interesting character moments, particularly the tension between Syd and Nadia during her birthday dinner, but I have to say, I'm just not feeling much of anything toward this scenario and these characters any more. Among other things, I came to the disappointing (but somehow, not really surprising) conclusion that Weiss and Nadia have all the romantic appeal of damp socks. The closest thing I got to a thrill during the whole hour was when Nadia drove the car through the warehouse doors and shot out all the Alliance guys to rescue Jack, which point I had to agree with yahtzee63: Best First Date Ever*.
Yawn's subplot, as usual, did nothing for me whatsoever. So Daddy Bill is alive. Is anyone in the entire universe even remotely surprised by this? No? I didn't think so. I will say one thing for Michael Vartan: he is very pretty, and getting more so as he ages. But big whoop, on this show he's still Yawn. And when I found myself watching his tender farewell scene with Sydney and thinking, "Gee, this stuff must be pretty awkward for Jen and Mike these days," I knew that my sympathies for both the characters they were playing, or any sense of dramatic interest in them, had entirely disengaged.
So... I might tune in again one of these days if somebody mentions a particular scene I really want to see, but as for watching the show on a weekly basis? 'Fraid not.
* How this can possibly dovetail into my earlier stated convictions that Jack is in fact Nadia's real father and that Irina is still alive -- er, well, it doesn't. Let's just say that if Jack is not her father and Irina is not still alive, I can definitely see the appeal. Otherwise, ew.